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  Paula Marti
  • Sophomore
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Saddlebrook Prep School
  • Second Team All-SEC

Rounds: 29
Strokes: 2,197
Average: 75.76
Low Round: 68 (2000 NCAA Championships)
Low Tournament: 222 (2000 SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational)
Best Finish: 2nd (Three times, 1999 Lady Razorback Invitational, 2000 UCF Women's Invitational and 2000 Ryder Florida Women's Intercollegiate)

SUMMER 2000- Qualified for U.S. Women's Open, finishing in a tie for 88th.

AS A FRESHMAN (1999-2000) - Second Team All-Southeastern Conference...75.76 stroke average was best on the team, tied for seventh best in the SEC and third among league freshmen...One of only two Lady Gators to have every round count in team scoring (29)...Led the team with four even or under-par rounds...Tied for team lead in top five finishes (4) and top 20 finishes (8)...Third on team in top 10 finishes (4)...Finished season ranked No. 31 by the Golfweek/Sagarin Women's College Golf Individual Player Ratings and No. 40 by the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings... Averaged 74.86 during the 2000 spring season (1,572 strokes in 21 rounds)...Tied for 13th place at the NCAA Championships with a four-round total of 298, the highest Florida finish at NCAA's since Sara Beautell tied for sixth in 1996...Her third round score of 68 tied for the low-score of the round...It also marked her career-low, the lowest Florida score of the season, tied the lowest Florida NCAA Championships score ever and tied for the sixth lowest score in the history of the program...Tied for 28th place at East Regionals with score of 228...Tied for 12th place at SEC Championships, shooting a three-round 231...Came back from eight-stroke deficit on the first day to force two-hole play-off on final day of Ryder Florida Women's Intercollegiate Tournament, only to fall short with three-day total of 224...Shot a then career-low round of 69 and low-tournament of 222 to help lead the Lady Gators to a 15-stroke victory in the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational...Tied career best finish with second place at the UCF Women's Invitational to start the fall season, carding 75-74-149...Finished in a tie for 17th place at the Lady Paladin Invitational, shooting a three-day total of 228, her career low...Finished in second place at Lady Razorback Invitational, her first collegiate tournament with a 72-77-149.

SUMMER 1999 - Participated in AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic, shot 69-74...Tied for fourth place at Orange Bowl International Junior Golf Championships with a 73-69-78-220.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Ranked 11th Golfweek/ Titleist Amatuer Rankings in spring of 1999...1998 AJGA All-American...Captured the prestigious Rolex Tournament of Champions in 1998 with 68-72-71-78 - 289...Took second at 1998 Polo Junior Tournament in Jacksonville with a three-round score of 74-69-70 - 213...Won the 1998 Spain International Junior Tournament...Runner-up in AJGA Polo Golf Junior in 199... Member of the European Team at the Junior Ryder Cup in 1995 and 1997.

PERSONAL - Born January 29, 1980... Moved to United States in Feb. 1998... Graduated from Saddlebrook Prep and the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy...Enjoys movies and music...Undecided on major.

Career Results:
Lady Razorback Invitational 72-77--149 t2nd
Mercedes-Benz Women's Intercollegiate 76-81-79--236 t43rd
Lady Paladin Invitational 75-79-74--228 t17th
UCF Women's Invitational 75-74--149 2nd
Lady Gator Invitational 76-77-69--222 5th
Lady Gamecock Classic 78-80-74-232 14th
Florida Women's Intercollegiate 79-71-74--224 2nd
SEC Championships 76-77-78--231 t12th
NCAA East Regionals 74-78-76--228 t28th
NCAA Championships 78-77-68-75--298 t13th
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